Senseonics Holdings, Inc., a company developing long-term, implantable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for people with diabetes, announced that it will make its product, Eversense CG, available to veterans.
It will do this by partnering with Geo-Med, LLC, a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business which will provide access to Eversense CGM to more than 9 million covered veterans and U.S. government personnel.
“We are pleased to partner with Geo-Med in providing veterans with diabetes access to the latest CGM technology available. This agreement gives veterans and Department of Defense personnel at military treatment facilities the ability to choose our Eversense CGM System to help manage their diabetes,” said Tim Goodnow, president, and CEO of Senseonics. “Strategic partnerships like this serve to broaden access to Eversense for more patients. Further, consistent with our corporate values, we are proud to partner for growth with Geo-Med, a veteran-owned business.”
The Eversense CGM System consists of a fluorescence-based sensor, a smart transmitter worn over the sensor to facilitate data communication, and a mobile app for displaying glucose values, trends, and alerts.
In addition to featuring the first long-term and first implantable CGM sensor, the system is also first to feature a smart transmitter that provides wearers with discreet on-body vibratory alerts for high and low glucose and that can be removed, recharged and re-adhered without discarding the sensor.
The sensor is inserted subcutaneously in the upper arm by a health care provider via a brief in-office procedure.
In studies, Eversense CGM has consistently demonstrated a reduction in A1c while demonstrating the detection of hypoglycemia up to 95%.
Predictive alerts and accuracy during the hypoglycemic ranges have been shown to help people with diabetes reduce the incidence of hypoglycemic events, which could be very beneficial to this veteran population.
“We are proud to partner with companies like Senseonics to offer the latest CGM technology to our veterans,” said Geo-Med CEO Mike Locke. “Being a Veteran myself, our mission is to deliver superior customer service, uncompromised product quality and business integrity for our nation’s finest at VA Medical Centers and Military Treatment Facilities all over the country.”